February 12, 2018

Payne & Saltarelli Named A.I.I. Player/Pitcher of the Week

#24 J.D. Payne at bat#24 J.D. Payne

#35 Wyatt Saltarelli on the mound pitching#35 Wyatt Saltarelli

Congratulations to J.D. Payne and Wyatt Saltarelli, who were named as the Association of Independent Institutions Baseball Player & Pitcher of the Week!

A.I.I. Player/Hitter of the Week:  J.D. Payne had a big weekend for the Bobcats, batting .500 (6-for-12) in a four-game series against Mount Mercy University and Missouri Baptist University. The Nixa, Mo., native homered, had five RBI, and scored three runs. Payne recorded a .750 slugging percentage and had a .533 on base percentage. The senior went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and three RBI in the team’s 12-2 win against No. 6 Missouri Baptist.

A.I.I. Pitcher of the Week:  Senior right-hander Wyatt Saltarelli struck out six batters and scattered six hits in 5.1 innings of work to defeat NAIA #6 ranked Missouri Baptist University 12-2 in the final game of this weekend's tri-match. The Montgomery, Texas, native allowed just two runs and walked one in earning his first win of the season.